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Massage Therapy at Cherry Creek Wellness Center to Help Alleviate PMS Symptoms

August 17, 2016

There are many approaches to treating symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) these days, and they run the gamut from nutrition and exercise to drugs and herbal remedies. Some treatments such as drugs, hormones, and surgery, carry risks of side effects, and women have been increasingly turning to the field of alternative medicine for a safer solution to their PMS problems. A study on adult massage done by the Touch Research Institute (TRI) in Miami has shown promising results in the use of massage to attenuate symptoms of anxiety, pain, water retention, and depressed mood in women diagnosed with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PDD), a more severe form of PMS. The researchers noted, "Based on these findings, massage therapy benefits would be expected to generalize to the milder PMS," and would have no harmful side effects. Here at Cherry Creek Wellness, we have seen that massage therapy alleviates PMS pain, reduces stress, and provides overall health benefits.

Some lucky women never experience PMS, but as many as 40 percent of women diagnosed with PMS have mild symptoms, and up to 10 percent may be affected to the point of debilitation, being diagnosed with the severe form of PDD. It is this latter category of debilitation that TRI chose to focus on for the massage study.

Simple, Safe, Effective

Specific massage techniques performed by our skilled massage therapists can help to make your cramps much more tolerable, and regular massage therapy has the ability to alleviate a number of symptoms associated with PMS. This is especially true if you book your massage session during the time you are experiencing the pain.
During a woman’s menstrual cycle, it’s not uncommon to experience a number of overall body pains beyond abdominal cramps. For instance, back soreness is often a common symptom of PMS and can make it very difficult for women to sit or even sleep comfortably. A great massage can reduce pain and help you get the rest you need to be at your best.
Your PMS pain does not have to continue, because with just a little help and the right massage, you can face PMS head-on and begin to feel great. Our professional massage therapists know how to provide the comfort and relaxation that is greatly needed when experiencing PMS symptoms.  

If you’re lucky, your cramps are mild and brief with little to no impact on your day. For the unlucky ones, menstrual cramps can be something that disrupts your entire routine and life. They might even be accompanied by headaches and nausea. There are a number of over-the-counter and prescription medications available to alleviate PMS pains, but why not try a natural option with less potential health risks? Call us to find the best massage techniques to ease your PMS symptoms. Take control of your PMS symptoms by scheduling routine massages at Cherry Creek Wellness. Call us today to get started feeling better:  303-333-3493.